General Horoscope for October 2, 2018
Our imaginations can bring solace today, but we can’t escape the necessity of honest communication. We might learn something we wish we didn’t or we may speak our truth, knowing it could ruffle people’s feathers. A conflictive Mercury-Pluto square sets the stage for a war of words. Meanwhile, the sensitive Cancer Moon forms stressful aspects to both planets, magnifying the discomfort while also increasing the potential for positive change.
Aries Horoscope — March 21 to April 19
Your own keen observations pierce to the heart of many matters now, but it’s risky to assume too much. Listen as much as you speak, and you can make the kind of well-informed decisions that guide you over, under, around, and through aggravations today. Others might tug on emotional strings to try to get what they want. But it’s independent thinking and thoughtful actions that can keep you on track toward greater centering and empowerment.
Taurus Horoscope — April 20 to May 20
Your prevalent mindset is like a bulldozer today. You want to get things accomplished in a very definitive way and if you had your druthers, you’d waste no time being delicate about plowing over whatever slows you down or stands in your way. But when sensitivity to the finer points involved in executing a plan is a must, a dexterous shift into a subtle and persuasive gear can be a truly winning move. Honey attracts more bees than vinegar.
Gemini Horoscope — May 21 to June 20
Busily snipping any strings attached to a recent offer, proposal, or assignment is a happy preoccupation today. Offering understanding to an associate, friend, or even to your spouse, isn’t the same thing as agreeing. Make your own take on matters as clear as you can, and let that clarity guide your forward motion. The free exchange of ideas and opinions can bring a profound new level to communications. Do what is right, not what is easy.
Cancer Horoscope — June 21 to July 22
A shift in the tide might be barely perceptible to some but it’s obvious to you today. Good instincts and heightened intuition enable you to tune into a trend that’s either just getting off the ground or is approaching the beginning stages of winding down. This insight has practical applications in business affairs or money matters. But there’s an emotional or spiritual element to it, too. Reject any kneejerk reaction toward hyper-control and flow with the natural rhythm of an enlightening cycle as it unfolds.
Leo Horoscope — July 23 to Aug. 22
Dancing in place can be a wonderful way to start your day. But a rut is liable to be created if you insist upon staying put today. Let those restless feet take you someplace new intellectually so you can explore something enticingly experimental or produce results that are outright ingenious. Nietzsche said, “Those that were seen dancing were thought insane by those who could not hear the music.” What a lovely blessing to plug into psychic, creative, or healthy physical motion and rock out to your own song.
Virgo Horoscope — Aug. 23 to Sept. 22
Striving for balance is an instinctual reaction today, yet it might be one that’s not easily appeased. Make the most of any lopsided circumstances by assigning your analytical mind a very specific task to complete. The satisfaction gleaned by coming up with just the right solution to an organizational problem or logistical challenge can more than make up for any uneasiness experienced due to whatever else is out of whack. Bringing order to even one little corner of your world is gratifying beyond your expectations. One success builds upon another.
Libra Horoscope — Sept. 23 to Oct. 22
You may not have high hopes for mind over matter today. Mind in alignment with matter is another story, however. Improvements to machinery, operations, transportation, or appliances can streamline efficiency. Do it yourself or hire experts and professionals as necessary. Things click along like clockwork when you’re focusing on practical matters and directing your energy toward the behind-the-scenes essentials that keep the daily routine smoothly moving along. Your attention to details saves the day.
Scorpio Horoscope — Oct. 23 to Nov. 21
If anyone can harness the power of emotional energy, it is you. What you say and do carries maximum clout when it’s infused with sincerity and passion. Others tend to respond in a positive way when you lead by example, whether by doing your job well, creating art, or making a difference on behalf of your community. Your choices do make a difference today, of that there is no doubt. Give your all to a constructive goal and show everyone how it’s done.
Sagittarius Horoscope — Nov. 22 to Dec. 21
Take a step back and reassess the situation if you catch yourself getting caught up in a dramatic reaction. While there’s something undeniably cathartic about releasing pent-up emotions, it’s important to gauge whether it’s worth the upheaval it could cause now. Discussing your feelings in a down-to-earth manner is almost certainly the more productive strategy in the big picture. The temperature of the moment is like a thermostat; you have the ability to turn it up or down at will. Use your power of discernment wisely.
Capricorn Horoscope — Dec. 22 to Jan. 19
You have your own unique style of putting external conditions to work for you today. You’re ready to turn it all in your favor no matter the mood of the crowd, the magnitude of the collective task at hand, or delays encountered. A combination of determination and positive thinking is formidable. If there aren’t any lemons to turn into lemonade, in a jiffy you’ll have a team of allies planting fruit-producing trees. You’re a force of nature not to be denied.
Aquarius Horoscope — Jan. 20 to Feb. 18
Mastery over the wiles of the world comes naturally to you today, in business, career, or school. You’re willing and able to wear whatever hat is necessary to get the job done, and you possess a nearly bottomless wardrobe of talents from which to choose. Yet it’s your social life that’s likely to be where the most exciting action takes place now, with or without a chapeau. A pal is there to cheer you on. In the words of Jim Morrison, “A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.”
Pisces Horoscope — Feb. 19 to March 20
Heart asks a lot of questions that mind alone can’t answer today. Some of them might be about giant mysteries like the meaning of life. Others could be more personal. Logic can take you just so far but no further. If you feel thrown back into the subjective waters of your own insights and personal tastes, that might be just what the heart intended from the get-go. The more you ponder, the more you grow.